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Healthy Soils Program Incentives Program

CDFA appropriated $7.5 million in FY 2016-17 to develop and administer a new incentive and demonstration program on the CA Healthy Soils Initiative from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The objective of this new Healthy Soils Program is to build soil carbon and reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

CDFA is accepting public and stakeholder comments on the draft Request for Grant Applications and accompanying application attachments for the HSP Incentives Program between June 28, 2017 and July 12, 2017. Please send your comments no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on July 12, 2017 to

Documents available for public comment:

  1. Draft Request for Grant Applications
  2. Appendix A: CARB Quantification Methodology and Tools
  3. Appendix B: Application Check List
  4. Appendix C: FAAST Grant Application Questions
  5. Appendix D: Work Plan Template
  6. Appendix E: Budget Worksheet
  7. Appendix F: Management Practice Payment Rates
  8. Appendix G: Year 3 Cost Sharing Summary Template